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Tone and accent in Saramaccan: Charting a deep split in the phonology of a language
Saramaccan, an Atlantic creole spoken in Surinam, has traditionally been analyzed as exhibiting a high-tone/low-tone opposition in its lexicon. However, while it is true that part of its lexicon exhibits a robust high/low ...
Loanwords in Saramaccan, an English-based Atlantic creole of Suriname
(Mouton de Gruyter, 2009)
Saramaccan is an Atlantic creole spoken primarily in Suriname, though there are also speakers in French Guiana as well as a substantial diaspora population in the Netherlands. The fifteenth edition of the Ethnologue ...
Split prosody and creole simplicity: The case of Saramaccan
Saramaccan, an Atlantic creole whose lexifier languages are Portuguese and English, has a “split” prosodic system wherein the majority of its words are marked for pitch accent but an important minority are marked for ...
The phonetics of tone in Saramaccan
(John Benjamins, 2006)
This paper presents the results of a preliminary investigation of the phonetics of tone in Saramaccan, an Atlantic creole spoken in Surinam. Saramaccan has traditionally been described as exhibiting a lexical contrast ...
Morphosyntactic tone raising in Saramaccan: The reanalysis of substrate phonology as tonal morphology
(Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003)
The focus of this paper is on several cases of tone raising in Saramaccan, an Atlantic creole spoken in Surinam, which appear to be best analyzed as the manifestation of morphological floating high tones. Floating tones ...
Why is Saramaccan Different?
Saramaccan is an Atlantic creole spoken mostly in Suriname by about 26,000 people (according to the Ethnologue).